Friday, May 29
Latest News
  1. Iranian opposition: Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms
  2. More than 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
  3. Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead
  4. Coalition strikes, fighting kill 40 rebels in Yemen's Aden
  5. Police: car bombs explode near two Baghdad hotels
  6. Myanmar rejects being 'singled out' by UN over migrant crisis at Thai
  7. Top US negotiator with Iran 'to leave after June 30 deadline'
  8. Ministry: Tunisia arrests 2nd Morocco suspect in Bardo attack
  9. Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence
  10. Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram
  11. Minister: S.African president cleared in corruption scandal
  12. Etihad profits soar 52 percent on expansion, more passengers
  13. Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material
  14. Two Saudi border guards die in Yemen shelling
  15. Catholic Church says withdrawing support for Burundi elections
  16. Libya issues warning after PM escapes assassination
  17. Nebraska becomes 19th US state to halt death penalty
  18. Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU
  19. US army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S. Korea base
  20. Minister: Malaysia believes 139 bodies in migrant graves

Erekat: Israel has agenda for war, not peace

Nov. 15, 2012 12:45 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 12:46 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday condemned Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip, which has killed at least 12 Palestinians in 12 hours.

"This exposes that Israel has an agenda for war but not for peace," Erekat said in a statement.

"We condemn in the strongest terms this new Israeli assassination which aims to initiate a bloody escalation. We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the consequences that this new act of aggression would bring to the region," he added.

PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi also strongly denounced Israel's military escalation against the Palestinian people.

Ashrawi said in a statement that the military campaign was a "blatant provocation in violation of international and humanitarian law" and "a deliberate attempt to sabotage Palestinian efforts to achieve observer-state status in the United Nations."

She called on the EU, the Quartet and the international community to adopt "serious measures" to stop Israel's policy of extrajudicial executions, the killings of innocent civilians "and the continued oppression of Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation."

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015